Shoreham-Wading River honored the memory of a fallen player by winning its first Long Island championship last year and going 12-0. (Credit: Daniel De Mato, file)
The contrasting mix of tragedy and triumph made it a season unlike any other, with peaks and valleys few high school football teams have ever had to navigate. It was unforgettable, yet at times Matt Millheiser may feel tempted to ask himself if it all really happened. READ
It’s an age-old rite of summer. When the dog days of August arrive, out come the helmets and the pads, the blocking sleds, the big tires, the blocking dummies, the stopwatches, the agility cones and the agility ladders. READ
Bishop McGann-Mercy’s new — and old — coach, Jeff Doroski, making a point during the team’s practice on Monday evening. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)
As he had done for so much of his life, Jeff Doroski was wearing the colors of Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School, but this time it was different. That is because McGann-Mercy’s new football coach is its old (as in former) football coach. READ
Jeff Doroski will return this fall as Mercy’s head football coach. (Credit: Garret Meade, file)
Jeff Doroski will return as the McGann-Mercy football coach next fall.
After a contentious departure in early 2014, which led to him taking the varsity head coach positions of Riverhead softball and Hampton Bays football, Doroski will once again be on the sideline of his alma mater when the Monarchs kick off in September. (more…)
Riverhead senior Kayla Ormandy plays catcher in a game last season. (Credit: Bill Landon, file)
The offseason for a varsity coach can be filled with anything but downtime. Especially for a coach in charge of two teams.
After finishing teaching at Bishop McGann-Mercy High School, Jeff Doroski would head to Hampton Bays High School at least twice a week during the winter to oversee offseason workouts for the Baymen football team. Often, on the same days, Doroski would follow that with a trip to Riverhead for offseason workouts with the Blue Waves’ softball team.
Former McGann-Mercy football coach Jeff Doroski. (Credit: Garret Meade)
Jeff Doroski was a well-known figure at Bishop McGann-Mercy, from his days as a student to later, as a teacher and coach. Two years ago, Doroski led the football team into the semifinals of the Division IV playoffs. (more…)